Fodor's Expert Review Nobska Light
This imposing lighthouse has spectacular views from its base of the nearby Elizabeth Islands and of Martha's Vineyard, across Vineyard Sound. The 42-foot cast-iron tower, lined with brick, was built in 1876 with a stationary light. It shines red to indicate dangerous waters or white for safe passage. Friends of Nobska Light, a nonprofit group, has been carefully restoring the structure (it is hoped that lighthouse keeper's house will be finished by 2020), and tours are once again offered on Tuesday and Thursday in July and August, 10 am–2 pm. The grounds are open dawn to dusk for sightseeing, though parking is very limited. Best to arrive by bike along the scenic bike path. Tour times are not guaranteed and depend on both weather and volunteer availability.